The Water-Splashing Festival, the New Year’s Day by Dai calendar, will be celebrated in Xishuangbanna Proper between April 13 to Apr15. It’s a festival for Dai people to send off the old and greet the new. During the festival, men and women indulge themselves in a spree of water-splashing. They gather along roadsides and in public parks and squares armed with buckets and basins of water or carrying squirt guns, to drench each other in wishes for good luck and a happy new year.
Except Dai minority, you will have chance to meet 4 different minority tribes that rarely seen in the cities. You will be amazed by Wa minority, who still keep the primitive culture that using animal sacrifice to their god.